FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA
One of the toughest things to organize for this visa could potentially be finding a company to offer you a job that meets the requirements of the visa, so you are able to get your application started.
The first place to start would be to get in contact with your former/current employer and let them know you have the opportunity to come back or continue to work for them. You will have a far better chance of getting employment that way – especially if you were able to impress your boss with your amazing Kiwi work Ethic!
Of course, that might not be an option which means you have to find jobs to apply for before you leave New Zealand. When searching for a job to apply for, keep in mind it must be in line with the NOC Code Skill types outlined in the visa eligibility conditions – you can see those below:
Type 0 Jobs – Management jobs including but not limited to: restaurant managers; retail managers; administrative, health care, engineering managers, hospitality managers and more.
Type A Jobs – Professional Jobs requiring university degrees (usually): doctors, nurses & dentists; dieticians & nutritionists; pharmacists; teachers; architects; accountants and financial administrators; HR Professionals; engineers; forestry professionals; computer programmers; web designers & developers; social workers.
Type B Jobs – Technical jobs and skilled trades usually requiring a college diploma or training as an apprentice including chefs; plumbers; electricians; trades people; supervisors; executive assistants and administrators.
If you are unsure if your job offer or profession would fall into these categories – let us know and we can check for you!
The job search from the other side of the world can be difficult but there are definitely some places you are likely to find jobs worth applying for. The best thing you can do is put yourself out there and be flexible with when you are reachable to give yourself a good shot at getting a job offer! Check out some good places to start if you are on the job hunt: